Criminal Justice
Melvin Booker '14, Criminal Justice

Melvin Booker '14, Criminal Justice

Becker College has taught Melvin to ask himself valuable questions: What’s expected of me and how am I meeting those expectations?

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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Concerns about personal and public safety—homeland security, technology-related crimes, immigration, and more—have led to an increased demand for well-trained criminal justice professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this demand is projected to increase between 10 and 22 percent through 2018. The field of criminal justice is fast-paced, dynamic, and constantly evolving, both on the local and national levels.

The criminal justice program at Becker College features a broad curriculum, including courses covering criminal justice, psychology, sociology, law, public administration, and government. Advanced course work is designed to teach those who wish to major in criminal justice how to process and apply information reliably and develop skills in research methodology. At Becker College, a variety of electives, a criminal justice internship, and a senior year capstone project round out the criminal justice program.

For more information about the Becker College criminal justice program, call 877.523.2537 or email

Learning Outcomes:

Students will describe the administration of justice with specialized knowledge of related content areas including, but not limited to, police, courts, and corrections.

Students will identify the theories of crime causation, responses to crime, and the implications and application for public policy.

Students will identify and describe legal and ethical constraints, their implications for criminal justice decision and policy makers, and the effects of diversity awareness in the administration of criminal justice.

Students will interpret, analyze and draw conclusions from qualitative and quantitative data in a social science context and communicate effectively using scholarly sources on topics relating to social problems and criminal justice.

Students will apply learned theory to practical application by participation in related course work and an internship.

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